After Auntie Bridgett got the house decorated, it was time to get our Christmas tree. We headed down to our favorite Christmas tree lot, just 15 blocks away at 48th and Belmont. The folks there are always helpful, fun, and all their trees are from farms in Molalla, just a few miles from Portland.
We named our new tree Lala, after her hometown, as we named last year’s tree Molly. Yes, we name stuff.
Getting her home was easy, and we even had a plan to get her upstairs to the house without tracking needles up the stairs.
A long rope, a bosun’s knot, and a couple of good pulls, and up she came, from the front patio up over the balcony railing and into the front room.
But of course, she wasn’t really home until she got decorated.
So now she is home, and our home is ready to start the 2022 Christmas season. Happy Christmas!